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Closet organization - what does yours look like?

Old 12-14-2018, 12:53 PM
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i made my husband read the roomba thread and then read the link to facebook that Cari put in. He cracked up and now knows why I'm on the computer so much.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:07 PM
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Susie--try this: Do you have a spare room you could use as a staging area?

You gotta eat the elephant one bite at a time. Give your hubby a "Fork" and dig in. LOL

Take a "Before picture" (several actually) before you begin. Pics of areas around the room. Then take a pic of one--only one--area you want to declutter. Let's say a shelf, okay, since you mentioned how stuffed they are.

1. Pick a shelf and set a timer for 15 minutes. Clear that shelf off all at once and put the stuff in the other room. Do it fast. Sort it fast--Give every fabric a number of how much you love it, from 1-10. If it's not an 8,9,or 10, get rid of it. Put it in a black garbage bag labeled "DONATE." Don't overthink, you've got 15 minutes to "Lose weight". If it's not an 8,9 or 10 on the love scale, it never will be. We never fall more in love with a fabric. If you loved it at one time, give it a kiss or a pat, then send it to a new home for more love. Don't give it an Italian goodbye , just a quick peck.

2. Fabric that you rate 8, 9, or 10, give hubby to fold and stack by color in a box.

3. When timer goes off, take a picture of the progress. Then give your man a big ole Italian thank-you hug and kiss (you know--incentivize him--LOL).

Show us your pictures here. I guarantee it will light the proverbial fire under you to know that we will be watching your room transform with you! No shame, just encouragement. No judgment, just pom-poms

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Old 12-15-2018, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
Rhonda K- I could smack him! He told me he has a feeling no matter what he makes for me it won't be enough! haha!
We read through this thread and some of the comments made us both laugh like crazy. He said he realizes there are a lot of people like me with all the fabric and notions etc.
Oh Dear!

Sorry to cause closet troubles! You can always start a new post for ideas. I love organizing especially sewing rooms/closets.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:33 AM
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After looking at pictures and discussing options with DH, I decided to go with a series of cubbies. As we might have one more move in our future, we wanted to leave it as a functional clothes closet (as opposed to adding shelves).

My DH added one more long shelf at the top of the closet (above the one shelve that was there), then we added 3 cubby units under the clothes rod. Now I need to go through a large container of fabrics and whatever I decide to keep, figure out how I want to organize it in the closet.

Zozee - I like your method of going through fabrics! I already did one pass, and I did manage to part with a handful of scraps/pieces that I knew I didn't like. But - I think there are many more scraps that can go as well if I don't over think it. I've had quite a lot of it for YEARS - without use. I'm usually pretty good at only buying for the current project I am working on (and in the past I generally start and finish one project before moving on to the next). But here and there I picked up some fabric for something I thought I wanted to make (and the fabric was on sale - I liked the fabric, but the main driver was it was on sale). Time for some of it to have a new home so it can actually be used.

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Old 12-18-2018, 07:17 PM
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When I took over the spare bedroom I took the doors of the 2 closets and had my son install shelving and I just folded the fabric and kinda arranged them by theme, 30, flannel, children, floral, etc. I have since added curtains on a shower rods.
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